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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

This page lists all BHPA incident reports (informal investigations) available on this website. You can view all incident reports, or filter reports by Hang Gliding, Powered Hang Gliding, Paragliding, Paramotoring or Parascending. The incident report database can also be searched.

If a "formal investigation" has been undertaken into one of the incidents listed below, a link to the relevant formal report will be displayed below the incident date.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
17 Sep 2005 Male 44 Club Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Carbon

Paraglider pilots suffered mid air collision and descended under one emergency chute.

line burns to arm
17 Sep 2005 Male 49 Monks Down
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Unqualified, self-taught pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level in turbulent, thermic conditions.

none
16 Sep 2005 Male 35 Novice Currium
Cyprus
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport

Student failed to flare properly on landing and went over on ankle.

fr fibula
11 Sep 2005 Male 69 Club Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 2

Pilot rotored in heavily while trying to creep back over ridge.

fr t12 vertebra
10 Sep 2005 Male Novice Woldingham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
FreeX
Dingo

Student jumped into seat before properly flying.

fr leg
3 Sep 2005 Male 47 Pilot Mercury
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Keara

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and crashed heavily.

fr L1, L2 and T5 vertebra, fr femur, fr ribs
28 Aug 2005 Male 47 Club Pilot Eype
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 6

Pilot deep stalled onto rock ledge having flown into rotor. Rescued by coast guard.

none
28 Aug 2005 Female 34 Pilot South Cerney
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Apco
Bagheera

Pilot crashed heavily during winch launch. Glider had knot in upper lines.

fr T11 vertebra, fr elbow
28 Aug 2005 Male 43 Club Pilot Mt Caburn
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport 1

Pilot crashed into hillside having misjudged proximity to hill when avoiding another glider.

fr vertebra L1
28 Aug 2005 Female 43 Pilot Ringstead
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

Pilot flew into turbulence having failed to notice wind had veered.

fr pelvis, fr femur, fr arm
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 15 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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